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Ron, aka on XBL as Ronald McZombie, turns 27 today. He is a new member to the forum, but is off to a great start.


Here is his interview:



1. What kind of work do you do? And where do you live?


I work for the Government of Canada as an IT Project Manager (just started this position a few weeks ago, before that I was a Software Systems Analyst/Development Team Lead i.e. programmer)


I live across the river from Ottawa, Ontario in Aylmer, Quebec.


2. You originally came here for the Carnivale discussion. Now that the show is gone, what shows do you watch?


I do miss Carnivale. Loved that show.


Man, it might be easier to ask what shows I don't watch, now that I have an HD-PVR...


Watching now: (in no particular order)

The Daily Show

The Colbert Report

Prison Break

The Simpsons

Family Guy

American Dad

The Ultimate Fighter

The Office

My Name is Earl



Everybody Hates Chris

Good Eats

Robot Chicken

South Park

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (until it's cancelled)

Shark (ditto)


Doctor Who


Will watch when they're on:



The Sopranos


3. What is your favorite game of all time?


In the "favorite 4 games ever" thread, I put my number one as Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge, so I better stand by that. I'd replay it right now. Hmm, maybe I should go look for a copy...


4. If you could become any videogame character, and have his/her attributes in the real world, who would you choose to become and why?


Pondering this question is taking up way too much of my day, so I'm just going to say Pac-Man. He eats all he wants and never gets bigger. Then, sometimes, he takes magic pills and has the ability to destroy evil spirits.



5. If you had to choose another era in past history to live in, which time would you choose and why?


November 12th, 1955. But that might just be a coincidence...


Really though, I'd go with the Old West.

I'd be a gunslinger. Man With No Name and junk... riding from town to town, dealing in lead... sweet.

(In reality, I'd probably end up more like Merrick, the newspaper guy on Deadwood...)


6. What's the funniest prank you ever pulled on someone or had pulled on you?


A guy who was in the cube next to me at work would listen to MP3s all day on his speakers. He had thousands upon thousands of songs on his hard drive. One day he left his screen unlocked, so I went in and made thousands of copies of Abba's Dancing Queen throughout his collection, renaming many of them, and added them all to his playlist, randomizing it so they'd be scattered throughout. After that, Dancing Queen played for him every couple of minutes. He tried rebuilding his playlist, but they were still there! He found about 300 copies of the song in his Abba/ folder and deleted them, but the song kept playing all the time! For weeks I would try not to laugh out loud everytime I heard "Dancing Queen" coming from the next cube over...




Welcome and Happy Birthday, Ron!




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Happy Birthday, Ron! Your date of conception was on or about 19 January 1979 which was a Friday. You were born on a Friday under the astrological sign Libra.


The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2444158.5.

The golden number for 1979 is 4.

The epact number for 1979 is 2.

The year 1979 was not a leap year.


Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 1/28/1979 and ending 2/15/1980. You were born in the Chinese year of the Goat.


Your Native American Zodiac sign is Raven; your plant is Ivy.


You were born in the Egyptian month of Choiach, the fourth month of the season of Poret (Emergence - Fertile soil).


Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 21 Tishri 5740.


As of 10/12/2006 9:46:18 AM EDT

You are 27 years old.

You are 324 months old.

You are 1,409 weeks old.

You are 9,862 days old.

You are 236,697 hours old.

You are 14,201,866 minutes old.

You are 852,111,978 seconds old.


Celebrities who share your birthday:

Marion Jones (1975) Kirk Cameron (1970) Martie Seidel (1969)

Hugh Jackman (1968) Susan Anton (1950) Chris Wallace (1947)

Luciano Pavarotti (1935) Dick Gregory (1932)


Top songs of 1979

My Sharona by The Knack Bad Girls by Donna Summer

Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart Reunited by Peaches & Herb

Hot Stuff by Donna Summer I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor

Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes Ring My Bell by Anita Ward

Babe by Styx Too Much Heaven by Bee Gees


Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 3.85988258317025 years old. (Life's just a big chewy bone for you!)


There are 365 days till your next birthday

on which your cake will have 28 candles.


Those 28 candles produce 28 BTUs,

or 7,056 calories of heat (that's only 7.0560 food Calories!) .

You can boil 3.20 US ounces of water with that many candles.


In 1979 there were approximately 3.1 million births in the US.

In 1979 the US population was approximately 203,302,031 people, 57.4 persons per square mile.

In 1979 in the US there were approximately 2,152,662 marriages (10.1%) and 1,036,000 divorces (4.9%)

In 1979 in the US there were approximately 1,921,000 deaths (9.5 per 1000)

In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.

In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.


Your birthstone is Tourmaline


Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)


Opal, Jasper

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There are 365 days till your next birthday

on which your cake will have 28 candles.


Those 28 candles produce 28 BTUs,

or 7,056 calories of heat (that's only 7.0560 food Calories!) .

You can boil 3.20 US ounces of water with that many candles.


My God! It's like you've known me my whole life!

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